Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites for Tendon Repair

J. Xie, J. Jiang, M. J. Teusink, F. D. Shuler

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Tendon-to-bone healing is one of the great clinical challenges in orthopedic surgery. Studies have demonstrated the promise of applications of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites in augmenting tendon repair. This chapter provides a state-of-the-art review of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for tendon repair. The main focus will be describing basics of tendon-to-bone insertion, illustrating mechanisms of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites in tendon-to-bone insertion repair, highlighting recent advances in tendon/ligament repair using hydroxyapatite nanocomposites, and providing perspectives on the development of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for use in tendon-to-bone repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781782424758
ISBN (Print)9781782424529
StatePublished - Feb 23 2016


  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Ligament
  • Nanocomposites
  • Orthopedic interface
  • Repair
  • Tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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